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    Hello,





    I have a question about my Landcruiser LJ72. When engaging 4x4, the front wheels must be manually locked, is it possible to have them locked and then keep switching between H2 and L4 while driving off road?
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    You can lock your hubs once you go off the tarmac and then switch been H2, H4, L4 no problems there,


    just free them once you're back on the road, also you can get auto hubs but I would advise you to stick with the manual ones for your jeep.
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    Free wheeling hubs are there to improve fuel economy, you can leave them locked while you are on the road and not in 4x4, what it will do is just keep the front diff spinning, there is no harm in leaving them locked while not in 4x4. Just be careful not to leave only one side locked.


    Locally there is a hype that if you leave them on, something disastrous will happen but that is not true. I personally leave mine locked all the time, because its easier to get in 4x4 mode, and so because you never know when you need to quickly get out of something.


    The good side about leaving the hubs locked is that, the front diff keeps rotating, so it stays lubricated and does not rust. Bad side is that you will have lesser steering angle than having them free.

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    Thanks alot guys.
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    Some info:


    http://www.oncourse4wd.com/4wd/4wd_free_wheeling_hubs.asp

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    Adding info.

    You can use L4 Ratio in rear wheels without hub lock.
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